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  • SEWARD PENINSULA SUBSISTENCE REGIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL Meeting Materials

    October 23 - 24, 2018 Unalakleet

  • What’s Inside Page

    1 Agenda

    4 Roster

    5 Draft Winter 2018 Council Meeting Minutes

    13 2018 Alaska Seabird Die-off

    15 FP19-01: Yukon Salmon - Expansion of area and fishing time Subdistricts 4B and 4C, and repeal max mesh depth restriction of 35 meshes deep for drift gill net in Subdistricts 4A and 4B – DRAFT Staff Analysis

    39 FP19-02: Decrease time of subsistence fishery closure prior to State commercial fishing opening in Districts 1, 2, 3, and 4A (excluding Koyukuk and Innoko Rivers) from 24 to 6 hours – DRAFT Staff Analysis

    61 FP19-03/-04: Decrease time of subsistence fishery closure prior to and following State comm. salmon fishing periods Districts 1-3 (prior 18 to 6 hours, after 12 to 6 hours) – DRAFT Staff Analyses

    86 FP19-05: Repeal fin clip requirement of subsistence caught Chinook Salmon in Districts 1, 2, and 3 – DRAFT Staff Analysis

    104 FP19-06: Yukon Chinook Salmon - First pulse protection of Chinook Salmon in Districts 1-5 using closures announced by Federal inseason manager – DRAFT Staff Analyses

    122 FP19-07: Add dip nets as allowable gear type for subsistence harvest of salmon for the Yukon River – DRAFT Staff Analysis

    143 Annual Report Briefing

    145 Federal Subsistence Board reply to the Council’s FY2017 annual report

    151 How to Submit a Special Action Request to the Federal Subsistence Board Flyer

    On the cover...

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  • What’s Inside 153 Office of Subsistence Management Fall 2018 Report to the Federal Subsistence Regional

    Advisory Councils

    155 Federal Subsistence Board 805c Report to the Council

    158 Winter 2019 Council Meeting Calendar

    159 Fall 2019 Council Meeting Calendar

    160 Region 7 – Seward Peninsula Map

    161 Council Charter

  • 1Seward Peninsula Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Meeting

    Agenda

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    SEWARD PENINSULA SUBSISTENCE REGIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

    Native Village of Unalakleet Community Building Unalakleet

    October 23-24, 2018 9:00 a.m. daily

    AGENDA

    *Asterisk identifies action item.

    1. Invocation

    2. Call to Order (Chair)

    3. Roll Call and Establish Quorum (Secretary) ..........................................................................4

    4. Welcome and Introductions (Chair)

    5. Review and Adopt Agenda* (Chair) ......................................................................................1

    6. Review and Approve Previous Meeting Minutes* (Chair) ...................................................5

    7. Reports

    Council Member Reports

    Chair’s Report

    8. Public and Tribal Comment on Non-Agenda Items (available each morning)

    9. Old Business (Chair)

    a. Marine Mammal/Seabird Die-off (Gay Sheffield, Alaska Sea Grant) .............................13

    10. New Business (Chair)

    a. Fisheries Proposals* (OSM Fisheries/Anthropology)

    TELECONFERENCE: call the toll free number: 1-866-820-9854, then when prompted enter the passcode: 4801802.

    PUBLIC COMMENTS: Public comments are welcome for each agenda item and for regional concerns not included on the agenda. The Council appreciates hearing your concerns and knowledge. Please fill out a comment form to be recognized by the Council chair. Time limits may be set to provide opportunity for all to testify and keep the meeting on schedule.

    PLEASE NOTE: These are estimated times and the agenda is subject to change. Contact staff for the current schedule. Evening sessions are at the call of the chair.

  • 2 Seward Peninsula Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Meeting

    Agenda

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    FP19-01: Yukon Salmon - Expansion of area and fishing time Subdistricts 4B and 4C, and repeal max mesh depth restriction of 35 meshes deep for drift gill net in Subdistricts 4A and 4B..................................................................................................15

    FP19-02: Decrease time of salmon subsistence fishery closure prior to State commercial fishing opening in Districts 1, 2, 3, and 4A (excluding Koyukuk and Innoko Rivers) from 24 to 6 hours ..............................................................................39

    FP19-03/04: Decrease time of salmon subsistence fishery closure prior to and following State commercial salmon fishing periods in Districts 1-3 (prior 18 to 6 hours, after 12 to 6 hours) ........................................................................................61

    FP19-05: Repeal fin clip requirement of subsistence caught Chinook Salmon in Districts 1, 2, and 3 .............................................................................................86

    FP19-06: Yukon Chinook - First pulse protection of Chinook Salmon in Districts 1-5 using closures announced by Federal inseason manager .....................................104

    FP19-07: Add dip nets as allowable gear type for subsistence harvest of salmon for the Yukon River ....................................................................................................122

    b. Fisheries Resource Monitoring Program (FRMP) - Notice of Funding Opportunity

    c. FRMP Priority Information Needs* (Joshua Ream and Jarred Stone, OSM)

    d. Identify Issues for Annual Report* (Karen Deatherage, OSM) ....................................145

    e. ANILCA Presentation (Carl Johnson, OSM)

    f. Proposed Special Action Request: Open moose hunting season on September 15 in portion of Unit 22A (Deahl Katchatag) .............................................................................151

    12. Agency Reports

    (Time limit of 15 minutes unless approved in advance)

    Tribal Governments

    Native Organizations

    NPS

    BLM

    ADF&G

    OSM ...................................................................................................................................153

    12. Future Meeting Dates*

    Confirm Winter 2019 meeting date and location .........................................................158

    Select Fall 2019 meeting date and location .................................................................159

  • 3Seward Peninsula Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Meeting

    Agenda

    14. Closing Comments

    15. Adjourn (Chair)

    To teleconference into the meeting, call the toll free number: 1-866-820-9854, then when prompted enter the passcode: 4801802.

    Reasonable Accommodations The Federal Subsistence Board is committed to providing access to this meeting for all participants. Please direct all requests for sign language interpreting services, closed captioning, or other accommodation needs to Karen Deatherage, 907-786- 3564 or karen_deatherage@fws.gov or 800-877-8339 (TTY), by close of business on October 15, 2018.

  • 4 Seward Peninsula Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Meeting

    Roster

    REGION 7 Seward Peninsula Subsistence Regional Advisory Council

    Seat Year Appointed Term Expires

    Member Name and Community

    1 1993 2018

    Theodore Katcheak Stebbins

    2 2016 2019

    Brandon D. Ahmasuk Nome

    3 2010 2019

    Louis H. Green, Jr. Chair Nome

    4 2003 2019

    Tom L. Gray Nome

    5 2017 2020

    Deahl Katchatag Unalakleet

    6 2016 2020

    Leland H. Oyoumick Unalakleet

    7 2008 2020

    Fred D. Eningowuk Vice-Chair Shishmaref

    8 1994 2018

    Elmer K. Seetot Jr. Secretary Brevig Mission

    9 2012 2018

    Charles F. Saccheus Elim

    10 2015 2018

    Ronald D. Kirk Stebbins

  • 5Seward Peninsula Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Meeting

    Draft Winter 2018 Council Meeting Minutes

    SEWARD PENINSULA SUBSISTENCE REGIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL Meeting Minutes

    March 5-6, 2018

    Nome Mini-Convention Center Nome, Alaska

    Meeting called to order at 10:26 a.m. Roll call A quorum was established with the following Council members present at the meeting or via teleconference: Louis Green, Jr., Brandon Ahmasuk, Elmer Seetot, Jr., Charles Saccheus, Tom Gray, Leland Oyoumick. Fred Eningowuk, Ronald Kirk and Deahl